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One Small Hop



by
Madelyn Rosenberg

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Scholastic Press
ISBN
9781338565614
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Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use
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Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen's classic Hoot, this humorous adventure story set in a not-so-distant future celebrates the important differences we can make with small, brave acts.

When Ahab and his friends find a bullfrog in their town—a real, live bullfrog, possibly the last bullfrog in North America—they have several options:
A. Report it to the Environmental Police Force. Too bad everyone knows the agency is a joke.
B. Leave it be. They're just a bunch of kids—what if they hurt it by moving it?
C. Find another real, live bullfrog on the black market. Convince their parents to let them bike to Canada. Introduce the two frogs. Save all of frogkind.

Ahab convinces the rest of the group that C is their only real option. Because if they don't save this frog, who will? Their quest, which will involve fake ice cream, real frog spawn, and some very close calls, teaches Ahab that hope is always the logical choice and that science is always better with friends.

With humor and empathy, acclaimed author Madelyn Rosenberg builds an all-too-imaginable future ravaged by climate change, where one kid can still lean on his friends and dream up a better tomorrow.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2021

Book Genres

Dystopian

Topics

Bullfrogs. Frogs. Endangered species. Climatic changes. Environmental degradation. Friendship. Dystopias. Maine.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7–Picture a world where it’s always a “good day to be indoors,” where field trips are taken through VR goggles, and your water usage is monitored by tickets. Set on the coast of Maine close to what was once the Atlantic Ocean but is now referred to as the “New Dead Sea,” this cautionary tale raises the question: Is this the (not-so-distant) future? Rosenberg takes readers on an adventure with Ahab and his friends on a quest to find what they think is the last bullfrog in North America. This humorous adventure is filled with laughs as well as thought-provoking details about climate change and conservation. Story lines involving friends and “frenemies” alike root the book in contemporary tween concerns while prompting them to ask how they can help the planet. VERDICT A quick read and one that will grab readers’ attention from the first page and hold it to the end; a strong purchase for any library that wants to keep up with the environmental times.–Joanne Albano, Commack P.L., NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7–Picture a world where it’s always a “good day to be indoors,” where field trips are taken through VR goggles, and your water usage is monitored by tickets. Set on the coast of Maine close to what was once the Atlantic Ocean but is now referred to as the “New Dead Sea,” this cautionary tale raises the question: Is this the (not-so-distant) future? Rosenberg takes readers on an adventure with Ahab and his friends on a quest to find what they think is the last bullfrog in North America. This humorous adventure is filled with laughs as well as thought-provoking details about climate change and conservation. Story lines involving friends and “frenemies” alike root the book in contemporary tween concerns while prompting them to ask how they can help the planet. VERDICT A quick read and one that will grab readers’ attention from the first page and hold it to the end; a strong purchase for any library that wants to keep up with the environmental times.–Joanne Albano, Commack P.L., NY

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